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Texas author Patrice Starks writes second book after doctors said she had 90 days to live


Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd’s bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine. (1 Samuel 17:40 NIV)


GIANTS DO FALL 

GIANT FAITH — A native of Athens, Texas, Patrice Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

DALLAS — Six words essentially changed the overall landscape of Patrice Starks’ life.

Seriously.
As Starks recalls vividly, she witnessed her life change considerably some two years ago, to put it more precisely.
“In 2017, six words transformed my life,” Starks, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling when her oncologist informed her that she days on earth were practically numbered to put it more bluntly.
“My oncologist told me I had 90 days to live,” Starks said. “Although each of us has an appointment with death, being given 90 days to live was a blessing.”
Given the turbulent, tear-jerking circumstances surrounding Starks’ situation, who would’ve thought that she’d subsequently view her pending appointment with death as a blessing, of sorts?

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“My children’s father was killed in a tragic car accident on Christmas Day 2000…a healthy officer in the Army,” Starks recalled. “No one expected it.  I also wrote a book about that ordeal and it became a local best seller and a stage play.”

For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later.

That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with a potentially fatal illness.

A native of Athens, Texas, Starks authored “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer,” a spiritually-empowering written work that is currently available for presale ordering.

FLEXING HER SPIRITUAL MUSCLES — As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Botham Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines.

“I wrote both books with the underlying message of encouragement and inspiration,” Starks explained. “I live the life that I talk about.”

REMEMBERING BOTHAM — Botham Jean leads a worship at a Harding University presidential reception in Dallas, Sept. 21, 2017. Starks began composing “Five Smooth Stones: Diary Of A Modern Day Giant Slayer” in September, or as she specifically acknowledged, during a time she admittedly was angry with former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger for killing Jean, a development that has since garnered a wave of international headlines. (Jeff Montgomery/Harding University via AP, FILE)

Given the circumstances surrounding her diagnosis, she had a very good reason to — for a lack of better words — walk it like she talks it.

“When I was told that I had 90 days to live, I trusted God, because at my initial diagnosis in 2013, He told me, ‘This sickness is not unto death,’” Starks said. “It took four years for the terminal diagnosis to be given, but it isn’t like I hadn’t prepared for it. In the middle of all of this, I was also cured of stage four thyroid cancer.”

As for her initial book, Starks said: “I became convicted that if I truly am called by the Name of Christ, that I would have to show love and compassion to (Guyger). Ironically, a year later, that story is now international news. But it is what prompted me to check myself and share a message of healing and emotional well-being with the world. What our minds believe, our bodies will manifest.”

Having learned of her cancer diagnosis six years ago, Starks latest book comes approximately 16 years after her initial project: “When Water Was Free” (which took somewhere in the neighborhood of about six months to complete).

As Starks told MHN this week, what is known as the “companion journal” for her latest books is nearly complete.

“This will complement the book and allow the reader to actively journal his or her thoughts about the virtues and vignettes shared in the book,” said Starks, adding that there’s also an e-book version of her latest written work, with the newest additions scheduled to hit the market sometime in November.

The feedback for Starks’ books has been mostly favorable.


“I totally love how Patrice makes you aware of life’s challenges,” said LaFreda Williams, one of Starks’ most dedicated readers. However, holding onto your faith is the key. She is an advocate for self-care and I believe this book will provide hope.”


Interestingly, Starks announced that she’s creating what is known as a Modern Day Giant Slayer transformational course for people who are ready to move to the next level in life, career, and/or relationships.

“The first eight people to sign up will be offered an introductory rate of $79.00 as a bonus for being a reader of Making Headline News,” Starks said. “Reference this story at www.patricekstarks.com.”

MAKING MAJOR STRIDES — For Starks, a Dallas/Fort Worth-area author, the possibility exist that history could very well repeat itself — much sooner than later. That’s because Starks has yet another book on the horizon, one that will recall her continuous battle with cancer.

By and large, Starks emphasized, among other things, that her books are a true testament of how God has strategically set her aside for His use.

“There’s nothing too hard for God and what He has ordained will be, whether we like it or not,” Starks said. “In ‘Five Smooth Stones,’ I had done a study of David and Goliath and went deeper into the mind of the first giant slayer to ask, ‘What was it about the stones that he chose from the brook?’ He chose five but only needed one. Throughout the book, I encourage readers to arm themselves with virtue stones so that when a giant appears, they are able to handle him with Davidic assurance.”

Talk about making good use of the time with which God has blessed her on this side of heaven.

Seriously.


IN HER OWN WORDS

While each of my works carry life lessons, none of my work is from a “woe is me,” place.  I write in first person and tell the story, to engage the reader, and in most cases, make them laugh.  For instance, hospital gowns are for sick people.  I refused to wear them.  No sir.  My sister-friends threw a pajama party for me, and I was able to wear fun and cute pajamas for each day of the five weeks’ stay at Medical City-Dallas. 
Next…no crying in my room; only if we have laughed ourselves to tears.  I wasn’t dying, and there was no need to go ordering a 100-piece chicken box from Walmart for my homegoing.  Nope.  Not necessary. 
Even after the doctor told me I had ninety days to live, I didn’t worry about dying, because my salvation is secure; I worried about losing my hair and if I’d still be this cute and sassy with a bald head.  The answer to that question is a confident, “YES!”  
After surviving what kills most people in six months, my transformation from a reserved yet stylish diva to a live out loud, I am not afraid to wear red giant slayer began.  I love my life.  I love what I have learned about life, its intricacies, its challenges, but most of all how not just survive, but be revived and live a life of abundance and joy.  I’d love to hear from each of you.  Please visit my online home www.patricekstarks.com and drop me a line.  

If you need a living testimony keynote speaker for your next event, I’m happy to serve you. And I don’t travel with an entourage and don’t require much.  Just a microphone and some listening ears.  — Patrice Starks 


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Author Patrice Starks, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via social media at: (Facebook) https://www.facebook.com/pkissentaner. Follow her at: https://www.patricekstarks.com/ and https://www.summerschristmaswish.com/. Email her at: gpk516@gmail.com.


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Houston businesswoman Toronda Lewis Copeland has become a constant fixture in the financial services industry


As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17 NIV)


THE PROVERBS 31 AFFECT

HOLDING IT DOWN — Armed with more than three decades of experience in her selected industry, Houston businesswoman Toronda Copeland’s The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting is a Christian-based company that’s based largely on the Biblical premise that’s housed in Proverbs 27:17.

DALLAS — If you ever find yourself conversing with Toronda Lewis Copeland long enough, chances are the notable subject pertaining to the Biblical fellowship known as “iron sharpens iron” will likely come up.

And for all the right reasons.
“I love working with people and helping them make their situation better,” Copeland, an accomplished Houston-area entrepreneur, told Making Headline News this week. “I also love numbers. Serving as a business in the financial services industry continues to allow me to satisfy both passions.”
To her credit, Copeland — a remarkably brilliant financial specialist in her own right — has become a constant fixture throughout the Houston metropolitan area as owner and chief executive officer of The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting.
Armed with more than three decades of experience in her selected industry, Copeland’s The Iron Network Tax and Business Consulting is a Christian-based company that’s based largely on the Biblical premise that’s housed in Proverbs 27:17.

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“I have a passion for helping people and I have a passion for business…period,” Copeland, 50, said in a detailed introduction of her venture at https://www.theironnetwork.com/about-us/. “Our team of tax professionals has over twenty years combined experience.  Additionally, we have served in the financial services industry for even longer. We are equipped to handle your business needs.”

As Copeland emphasized, her vision for The Iron Network includes — but isn’t limited to — assisting entrepreneurs in developing their visions into thriving businesses, a trend that would ultimately aid entrepreneurs mightily in moving ever-so-closely toward what she describes as self-actualization.


A NOTABLE REMINDER…

Such a development, in turn, could greatly give way to these business professionals impacting their respective community, Copeland said.

What it practically boils down to, Copeland acknowledged, is strategically executing her personal mission, which is centered largely on promoting financial literacy, particularly by educating women and youth.

“Additionally, I have a mission to build a network of women business owners that connect to support and build up one another in various areas based on the biblical premise found in Proverbs 27:17,” said Copeland, adding that her networking adventure is presently in the works and will launch at a time that has yet to be determined.

A native of Nashville, Copeland grew up in nearby Franklin, a rural establishment that’s roughly 20 miles south of Tennessee’s state capital.


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A graduate of Whites Creek Comprehensive High School, Copeland advanced her education when she enrolled at University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

For what it’s worth, she certainly boasts the educational and professional credentials which, much to her delight, have allowed her to reap sustained success in her chosen industry.

An endeavor that is steadily generating more a national presence — most notably in Tennessee, Texas, Ohio, Alabama and Illinois — Copeland stressed that as it relates to working with businesses, her primary focus remains in large part on the small business per se, and that age is not a factor.


“When it comes to my life insurance clients, I have a passion for helping young families solidify their financial foundation at a time when the cost to do so is a whole lot less than if they choose to wait until later on life,” Copeland explained. “At the same time, I find great pleasure in assisting clients of all ages to minimize their tax liability and to maximize their tax refunds.”


Speaking of the term, “maximize,” credit Copeland’s parents for having instilled in her at a young  age the benefits of delving the mindset of an entrepreneur, thus maximizing her potential.

“My mother definitely encouraged me to follow my dreams and made me believe that I could do anything and be whatever I wanted to be in life,” Copeland said. “My dad was an entrepreneur and business owner and also instilled work ethic in me. “My dad has always worked for himself. His work ethic was instilled in me. I’ve always had an interest in business.”

So far, so good for this thriving and progressive Texas-based businesswoman, whose best and brightest days undoubtedly are well ahead of her.

Yep. That goes to show that only what you do for Christ will last.

HERE’S THE 411 — What it practically boils down to, Copeland, acknowledged, is strategically executing her personal mission, which is centered largely on promoting financial literacy, particularly by educating women and youth.

“I love sharing the knowledge that I have,” said Copeland, who became knowledgeable of the tax industry in the late eighties, then formed featured business two years ago, a venture that has since allowed her to engage in bookkeeping, tax resolution, and credit repair.

Interestingly, Copeland earned her insurance license in 2009.

As for her itinerary, she’s currently working on an event in Nashville during which she will bring a broader awareness about financial literacy, as well as the importance of credit.

Also, she announced that plans are currently in the works to hold an event in Houston with two other agencies during which the focus will be geared toward women in what she deems four vital areas: spirituality, self-awareness, business, and finances.

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER — A graduate of Whites Creek Comprehensive High School, Copeland advanced her education when she enrolled at University of Phoenix, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.

In addition, Copeland will appear on a Dallas/Fort Worth-area radio show for a scheduled interview sometime in late October.

“I believe it is important to transfer knowledge, help others grow, and create a legacy for future generations,” Copeland said.

Sounding very much like the remarkably brilliant financial mastermind for whom she is widely known.


For more information on Houston-area Businesswoman Toronda Copeland, to inquire about business-related opportunities, or to inquire about speaking engagements, call 832.301.8601, or connect with her via (Facebook):  https://www.facebook.com/TLCTheIronNetwork/; (Twitter): https://twitter.com/tax_tin; (Instagram): https://www.instagram.com/theironnetwork/. Also, send email to: Toronda@theironnetwork.com.


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Arkansas author ‘Nahnee’ recalls disastrous season of her young life in her book, ‘Convicted At 16’


Allah does not burden a soul beyond that it can bear (Qur’an 02:286)


BEAUTY FOR ASHES — On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Author Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course. Nahnee is the mastermind behind the book entitled, “Convicted At 16.”

DALLAS — For the rising author known as “Nahnee,” such a memorable vision emerged during what undoubtedly was the darkest season of her young life.

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.
The vision to which Nahnee is alluding is the one that fueled her desire to compose the book entitled, “Convicted At 16,” her newly-produced written work that came full circle during her unlikely incarceration as a minor.
On the brink of being tried as an adult, considering one of close acquaintances had died as a result of being gunned down, it was, in fact, a rather tumultuous season during which it seemed that life as Nahnee knew it was all but nearing a dead end — figuratively, of course.
“While I was incarcerated, I cried every day about how I would someday write a book to tell my story, because people painted the picture of me as a murderer,” Nahnee, a Little Rock, Arkansas resident, explained. “On the side of that, my 14-year-old brother was involved as well, and I felt like if it wasn’t for me, he would of been able to live his life free.”

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A book that is comprised of 186 pages in length (the eBook is 86 pages), Nahnee’s “Convicted At 16” is centered largely on one decision which, according to this gifted writer, has not only taken the life of her close friend, but could very well take away everything that matters to her, as mentioned in a detailed introduction of this book at https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48163918-convicted-at-16.

“With a charge of capital murder hanging over her head, 15-year-old Nahnee is forced to take on an adult role as she battles for her freedom,” said a spokesperson for “Convicted At 16.”

As Nahnee explained to MHN, there was no doubt that her life at the tender age of 15 had “took a turn,” she said.

A turn for the worst, to put it more specifically.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this now 27-year-old author, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape.

“Five years…five months and nine days locked up,” said Nahnee, a Long Beach, California native, recalling how long she was confined between the dreaded walls of a jail cell. “Now I can say I’ve overcame many struggles being incarcerated at 15.”

Interestingly, Nahnee’s book also depicts a development during which she was involved with a man whom, according to this author, controlling, was abusive and manipulative.

Not to mention up to no good.

“He led me to set up robberies on people whom I was good friends of people I knew,” Nahnee recalled. “My book talks about one robbery that almost took place but didn’t, because my brother came home early from work. It also mentions a robbery that did happened an how the guy I was dating made me make the call and give orders to my friend on where to come.”

As Nahnee vividly explained, she had no choice but to do what she was told out of fear that something unfavorable would happen to her.

“There was no way out…and hadn’t been for three years of our relationship,” she told MHN. “I went through peer pressure, neglecting my family, disrespecting my mother and my father.”

All of these things, she acknowledged, her ill-advised decisions had led to a horrific crime involving two of her close friends, both of whom were robbed at gun point, one of whose life was cut short amid a cold-blooded murder.

But God Whom, much to the delight of this once downtrodden woman of distinct beauty, had eventually stepped in and provided for her a way of escape — one she didn’t sense would have come to fruition.

Not on her time watch.


“I have gotten awesome feedback from my book about how people see why I’m so cautious in my everyday life,” Nahnee said. “I struggle with opening up and trusting people. My dignity has been stripped. My freedom has been robbed. People have a better understanding of why I am the way I am and why I move the way I move with grace and caution.”


While she has no current speaking engagements to promote her new book, another book is forthcoming, Nahnee said.

Generally, Nahnee emphasized that her book was assembled, largely to bring about awareness to other millennials, most notably about the consequences for courting someone twice their age.

BEAUTY FOR ASHES 

“I was given the vision to write this book when I was involved in the shooting and robbery of my two close friends at the age of 15 years old and one of them passed away,” Nahnee told Making Headline News during an exclusive interview this week.

“I just want to reach young girls and boys (and to let them know) it’s not okay to date someone twice your age,” Nahnee said. “It’s okay to be different and respect your upbringing. I want people to know that if you are in a legal situation and you are under 18, don’t speak until your guardian is present to sign anything.

“I want people to be aware of their rights and that sometimes you’re tricked into thinking you’re going home, but yet you just opened your mouth that could potentially cause your life to be thrown away.”

Something to which she greatly attest.

But God.


For more information on Little Rock, Arkansas-area Author Nahnee, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 501.813.7033, or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/nahneepublications/. Email her at: nahneepublications@gmail.com.


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Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Atlanta minister Jason Madison advancing the kingdom fervently through his immeasurable gifts


Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV)


MIGHTY MAN OF VALOR 

HE’S STILL STANDING — To his credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, Jason B. Madison has virtually done it all as a catalyst on God’s battlefield, having served in a variety of roles, including an associate minister, youth pastor, executive pastor, not to mention a Senior Pastor.

Jason Madison could be appropriately described as a man of many hats, most notably in the Body of Christ.

Consider, for instance, his resourceful track record he’s compiled since he commenced to preaching the Gospel a little more than three decades ago.
“Through the years, I have served in many areas within the church body,” Madison told Making Headline News this week.
Having sold out completely to God at the tender age of 15, that is when Madison made his pulpit debut during which he preached his very first sermon.
He hasn’t looked back since.
To his credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, Madison has virtually done it all as a catalyst on God’s battlefield, having served in a variety of roles, including an associate minister, youth pastor, executive pastor, not to mention a Senior Pastor.
A retired Navy solider, this Atlanta-based minister has found his niche as an accomplished actor, model, as well as a radio and podcast host.

Much to his delight, he’s now been blessed with the golden opportunity to span the globe, a trend that has, in a nutshell, given way to his immeasurable ministerial gifts making even more room for him.

“Currently, my ministry allows me to travel and minister to Pastors and their leaders,” Madison said. “My desire is to awaken the church leaders so they may effectively minister to those serving under them.”

A spiritual resume that has caused him to flourish — and blossom — mightily through his gifts, Madison also is armed with other talents.

Madison once served in Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship as the International Director of Customer Service.

A retired Navy solider, this Atlanta-based minister has found his niche as an accomplished actor, model, as well as a radio and podcast host.

“Being that I’m retired from the military, it gives me the opportunity to work and serve freely without having to worry about money,” said Madison, a native of Seattle who was spent a better portion of life in Macon, Georgia. “I loving being able to minister without worrying if I’m going to get another speaking engagement. I’m tired of seeing church members being misled or mistaught.”

For Madison, it is due in large part to his assortment of well-publicized gifts — coupled with his keen act of obedience unto God — that funding that about which God has ordained him to do is never really an issue.


AND THE BIBLE SAYS…

Consider, for instance, how this devout man of valor is presently making his presence felt in the stage play entitled, “Not All Wounds Heal” an event that is powered by EJP Productions and written by Elijah Parham.

A play that figures to have an influential impact within — and outside of — the walls of the church, Madison stars as the character, Pastor James Thomas, who consequently has put the church before his family. Interestingly, Pastor Thomas’ larger-than-life ego has gotten the best of him, at least until what he was preaching against subsequently invaded his own house.


“Acting is an entirely different animal,” Madison said. “I love stage plays over the small and big screen. Being in front of a live audience gives instant feedback. When you make a mistake, forget a line or one of the other cast slip-up, its shows your real skill in performing in front of others. The director can’t call, ‘Cut!’”


Not to be outdone, Madison’s modeling gifts have been as good as advertised, considering he’s been dubbed a featured model in the book, “The Perfect Marriage,” an awe-inspiring written work that’s written by Sharon Willingham and will scheduled to be released later this year.

This forthcoming book, Madison explained, highlights the story of a woman who survived domestic abuse.

All things considered, Madison’s laundry list of gifts and talents arose largely because of his presence and valiant contributions in the church.

“The passion behind my ministry is not wanting others to go through this cycle of a spiritual walk that only allows my faith walk to last a week,” Madison said. “My desire is have the church become more honest with how we teach and deliver God’s Word. Also, my passion is for leaders and helping them not to get burned out with grown the individual ministries.

A spiritual resume that has caused him to flourish — and blossom — mightily through his gifts, Madison also is armed with other talents.

“I been able to minister in small settings to large conferences,” continued Madison, adding that his passion for ministry came from his grandfather (who would customarily demand that he read Biblical passages and recite to him that about which he read). “I do have to admit: my personal favorite engagement was when Bishop Paul Morton ask me to preach at one of his services after the International Conference one year.”

Madison, in fact, served in Bishop Morton’s Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship as the International Director of Customer Service.

“We had just had a full week of conference duties and I was dog tired,” Madison said of his person encounter with Bishop Morton, a globally-acclaimed preacher, singer, songwriter, and author. “But when he asked, I jumped on it. I preached, ‘Don’t Throw In The Towel!’”

For Madison, it is due in large part to his assortment of well-publicized gifts — coupled with his act of obedience unto God — that funding that about which God has ordained him to do is never an issue.

Which, to Madison’s credit, coupled with the divine calling on his life, practically sum up why he could appropriately be described as a man of many hats.

That is, he was destined to never throw in the towel.

“There is a motto that I live my life by: ‘Never leave a person without having change their lives in some way’,” Madison said. “Did they laugh, cry, or learn something?”

Well said by this beloved, bigger-than-life spreader of the Gospel, who’s undoubtedly earned the right to pose these trio of questions.

To God be the glory.


For more information on Atlanta-area Minister/Businessman Jason Madison or top inquire about speaking engagements, connect with him via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/babyboy72.


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Is Dallas entrepreneur Sakina G. Jackson the seasoning mix industry’s best kept secret?

OVERFLOW SEASON-ING 

SALT OF THE EARTH — The proud creator and CEO of what is technically known as Big Toe Seasonings LLC, Sakina G. Jackson’s products are steadily attracting more of national presence, considering she’s fielding orders all across the country.

DESOTO, Texas — Just recently, Sakina G. Jackson took to her Facebook page, where she staged a rather spirited post to her timeline.

Don’t get twisted, mind you. She wasn’t merely bragging.
If nothing else, she was only enlightening the masses of the continuous buzz surrounding what is shaping up to be a globally-acclaimed invention for the ages.
Said Jackson before her hundreds of social media followers: “I’m just saying! Get you some Big Toe Seasonings.”
For what it’s worth, Jackson undoubtedly has earned the right to exemplify such passion for a product that figures to turn heads in countless of households and restaurants for years to come.
Never mind that she senses those avenues by which to start a company is very much like birthing a baby — to put it more appropriately.

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“Growing up in a family of seven, five siblings and being a tomboy, winning in life has always been a goal,” Jackson told Making Headline News this week. “I started working in Corporate America in the 90’s as a legal services company (during) which there were many competitors. Learning to be my best in all areas of business was imperative.”

Speaking of being her best, Jackson’s entrepreneurship track record is such that she’s been nothing short of remarkable.

The proud creator and CEO of what is technically known as Big Toe Seasonings LLC, Jackson’s products are steadily attracting more of national presence, considering she’s routinely fielding orders all across the country.

Interestingly, she’s essentially gotten a massive portion of the Southern region on lock, most notably in the tri-state areas that’s comprised of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

“I was able to visit cities such as Jackson Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Selma Alabama, Monroe, Louisiana, just to name a few…and on to Columbus, Georgia,” Jackson said. “My products have traveled to more places than I have myself have (she continued while laughing).  I am hoping to catch up.”

FINISHED PRODUCT — Because of her impressive Corporate America resume, coupled with a solid support system that’s spearheaded by her parents, Raymond and Bobbie Jackson, as well as her grandmother, Vessie Jackson,  and, most of all, “my big faith in Jesus,” she acknowledged, it’s safe to assume that Jackson’s Big Toe Seasoning’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

Most recently, Jackson engaged in a rather festive and intriguing tour she famously dubbed as “FLAVAs,” during which she was afforded golden opportunities to put her immeasurable entrepreneurship skills on display.

As usual, she was as good as advertised, in large part because consumers have come to embrace — and savor — Jackson’s delectable, mouthwatering seasonings, especially her annual holiday season’s faithful three: Lemon Pepper, Creole, and the Big Toe’s ever-so-popular Bless Yo Heart seasoning, a traditionally historic southern catchphrase Jackson’s granddaughter is responsible for having named.

LOCKED AND LOADED — Interestingly, Jackson essentially has gotten a massive portion of the Southern region on lock, most notably in establishments such as Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. “I was able to visit cities such as Jackson Mississippi, Meridian, Mississippi, Selma Alabama, Monroe, Louisiana, just to name a few…and on to Columbus, Georgia,” Jackson said.

A native of Dallas, Jackson’s rise to reaping sustained entrepreneurial success comes amid a season during which she had already emerged as a beneficiary of an unlikely breakthrough.

Jackson enjoyed a stellar stint in the Corporate America sector when she was promoted to a city government post in nearby Cedar Hill for what was supposed to be a two-week temporary assignment.

Such an assignment had ultimately lasted some eight years which, to Jackson’s surprise, had given way to her being named Director of Municipal Court.


DID YOU KNOW…


“I do attribute this growth to a manager, who saw my leadership qualities, which quite frankly, stemmed from several years in corporate and my vast entrepreneurial skills,” Jackson said. “Becoming a mother heightened this desire as I wanted my children and grandchildren to know that if they educate themselves in whatever they set out to do in life, they too, can achieve success.  I now have moved into inspiring friends, women, veterans, youth to live their truth.”


Because of her impressive Corporate America resume, coupled with a solid support system that’s spearheaded by her parents, Raymond and Bobbie Jackson, as well as her grandmother, Vessie Jackson,  and, most of all, “my big faith in Jesus,” she acknowledged, it’s safe to assume that Jackson’s Big Toe Seasoning’s best and brightest days are well ahead of it.

FOR STARTERS — A native of Dallas, Jackson’s rise to reaping sustained success comes amid a season during which she had already emerged as a beneficiary of an unlikely breakthrough. Jackson enjoyed a stellar stint in the Corporate America sector when she was promoted to a city government post in nearby Cedar Hill for what was supposed to be a two-week temporary assignment.

So don’t get it twisted.

“In all honesty, I have come to know that how we treat and help one another is a direct correlation with our own joy and happiness,” Jackson said. “A soul that simply exists to please him or herself is usually in my experience a very sad individual…a void of inner joy.  Therefore, I live to inspire others of all ethnic groups, ages, and cultures. It is my truth.”

Bless her ‘lil heart.


For more information on Dallas/Fort Worth-area Businesswoman/Author Sakina G. Jackson, to presale order her book or to schedule her for a future book signing or speaking engagement, call 214-680-5552 or write to:

Sakina Jackson, Marketing & Promotions Executive, Big Toe Seasonings & Rubs, P.O. Box 1578, DeSoto, Texas 75123-1578. Connect with her via social media at:

(Instagram) bigtoeseasonings

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(YouTube) bigtoeseasonings. Also, email her at: info@bigtoeseasonings.com.


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New York author Gloria V. Key defies insurmountable odds, prospers mightily as mentioned in her book


I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18 NIV)


KEYS TO VICTORY 

MOTOWN MIRACLE — Gloria V. Key, a Spring Valley, New York-area author, deemed it essential to share of her life-altering testimonies in a rather spirited, remarkably compelling book that figures to impact generations for years to come. A native of Detroit, Key is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “A Key That Turned: Unlocking the Master Plan,” a project that was officially released in July 2019.

Gloria V. Key steadfastly planted the seed, meaning she diligently exercised her faith.

Much to her delight, God provided the increase, meaning He strategically catapulted her to her destiny.
“I choose to write the book initially to inspire and motivate others to further their education, and to let others know that it’s never too late to go back to school or accomplish your dreams,” Key told Making Headline News during a weekend interview . “As time went on, I realized my message was much bigger than that.”
Indeed it was.
So much so that Key, a Spring Valley, New York-area author, deemed it essential to share of her life-altering testimonies in a rather spirited, remarkably compelling book that figures to impact generations for years to come.

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A book that is comprised of 113 pages in length, Key’s “A Key That Turned: Unlocking the Master Plan” is widely regarded as a must read, in large part because it recalls this author’s feel good story, of sorts.

A native of Detroit, Key is the mastermind behind the awe-inspiring book entitled, “A Key That Turned: Unlocking the Master Plan,” a project that was officially released in July 2019.

A book that is comprised of 113 pages in length, Key’s “A Key That Turned: Unlocking the Master Plan” is widely regarded as a must read, in large part because it recalls this author’s feel good story, of sorts.

For instance, Key did not know who she was or where she came from during which she endured a rather tumultuous season in her life, one that was hampered and saddled by a rash of family struggles, heartbreak, and economic setbacks, many of which stemmed all the way from her youth to adulthood, according to a detailed synopsis of her book at Amazon.com.

SEEDS OF GREATNESS — Key planted the seed, meaning she diligently exercised her faith. Much to her delight, God provided the increase, meaning He strategically catapulted her to her destiny.

“Her faith in God and family lifted her from the abyss to new heights,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Key’s book. As an adult, she earned multiple college degrees and certifications despite being the sole caretaker of her children and multiple nieces and nephews.

“She is the embodiment of determination and perseverance. From homelessness to hopefulness, poverty to prosperity, Gloria Key’s emotional roller coaster ride proves that you can achieve anything you desire and help others do the same.”

Key did not know who she was or where she came from during which she endured a rather tumultuous season in her life, one that was hampered and saddled by a rash of family struggles, heartbreak, and economic setbacks, many of which stemmed all the way from her youth to adulthood, according to a detailed synopsis of her book at Amazon.com.

To her credit, there did, by all accounts, emerge a much-anticipated breakthrough amid Key’s sometimes stormy and rocky journey, one that was ceremoniously capped by her acquiring a degree from the prestigious Fordham University, a historic, private New York City-based institution that was founded in 1841.

A book that is co-authored by Marc Hoberman, Key emphasized, among other things, that her book serves as a notable reminder that there is true meaning to one’s life, regardless of how discomforting life becomes.


“My divine message is to let others know that despite what you have gone through, God hasn’t forgotten you,” Key said. “(This book is a reminder) to have faith and trust God with all things.”


Since the release of “A Key That Turned: Unlocking The Master Plan,” the feedback has been overwhelmingly favorable, Key said.

“I have received overwhelmingly positive responses from my book,” said Key, who began composing her book sometime last year. “People have literally called me in tears, stating that they can relate to the challenges I’ve gone through in my life.”


DESTINY STEPS 

Some, in fact, were practically astounded by this writer’s wealth of transparency in her written work.

“People around me were shocked at the grim details of my life stating, ‘Oh my God…through all that, you’ve always been a positive person with a smile and words of encouragement for others,’” Key recalled. “I am so pleased that I’ve actually motivated others to go back to school including my own son. Others have gotten the courage to seek that promotion at work or learned coping strategies.”

Since the release of “A Key That Turned: Unlocking The Master Plan,” the feedback has been overwhelmingly favorable, Key said.

Because of the ongoing positive feedback and requests for her newly-assembled book, Key has become inspired to write a sequel.

Just recently, she appeared on a podcast entitled, “The Susan Brender Show” and has spoken publicly about her book at her church and other community-related events.

Because of the ongoing positive feedback and requests for her newly-assembled book, Key has become inspired to write a sequel.

“I believe that God has brought me full circle,” Key said. “I’ve had such an incredibly challenging life afflicted with so many obstacles, and just around age 50 when I thought I was done or just comfortable, God unleashed His Master Plan.”

Most importantly, He provided the increase, meaning He strategically catapulted her to her destiny.


For more information on New York Author Gloria V. Key, to order her book or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/gloria.key.39142. Email her at: gkey1227@gmail.com.


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Carolina businesswoman Tammy Jurnett-Lewis to host inaugural “Act Like A Nurse, Think Like A Boss” Summit in Feb. 2020

MAJOR BOSS MOVE 

BOSS UP — A native of Maury City, Tennessee, Tammy Jurnett-Lewis is the mastermind behind the inaugural “Act Like A Nurse, Think Like A Boss” Summit, a two-day event for nursing professionals/leaders, future nurse entrepreneurs, and other healthcare professionals, she announced during an interview this week with Making Headline News. An accomplished registered nurse who’s also known as a motivational speaker and business consultant, Jurnett-Lewis is a best-selling author of the book, “Camouflage Series.”

In what many sense is an ever-so-competitive nursing industry, North Carolina businesswoman Tammy Jurnett-Lewis deemed it essential to step outside the box by strategically aiding others in her field to broaden their horizon and maximize their potential.

A native of Maury City, Tennessee, Jurnett-Lewis is the mastermind behind the inaugural “Act Like A Nurse, Think Like A Boss” Summit, a two-day event for nursing professionals/leaders, future nurse entrepreneurs, and other healthcare professionals, she announced during an interview this week with Making Headline News.
An assembly that will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Raleigh Convention Center (located at 500 South Salisbury Street in the downtown area) on February 28-29, 2020, this summit is designed to greatly enable nurses and aspiring nurses to become knowledgeable about a variety of leadership skills, most notably business-related strategies, as well as tips on how to network with other industry leaders.
Early registration for the “Act Like A Nurse, Think Like A Boss” Summit is presently underway and ends October 31.
Tickets can purchased at http://www.nursebosssummit.com/.

Powered Jurnett-Lewis’ Ideal Healthcare Services — her consulting firm for small business start-ups in the healthcare industry that was established in 2015 — this summit will offer golden opportunities for nursing and aspiring nursing professional to reinforce their respective brand, network, and launch new services and, most of all, acquire the essential knowledge that would enable them to become a “boss,” according to a spokesperson for this event.

“Come ready to learn, network, and be inspired by some of the most influential healthcare professionals in the industry,” Jurnett-Lewis said.


EARLY REGISTER HERE FOR THE SUMMIT: http://www.nursebosssummit.com/

Stephenie Brinson (FNP-BC) will be opening day’s featured speaker.

In addition, she said attendees will have unlimited access to vendors in what is known as the “Nurse Boss Marketplace Place.”

Acknowledging that each presenter is either a nurse or healthcare professional, organizers anticipate approximately 200 attendees to this year’s summit, which will include what Jurnett-Lewis describes as 28 “breakout presenters” and two keynote speakers.

Stephenie Brinson (FNP-BC) will be opening day’s featured speaker. Monique Doughty (RN, BSN), widely known as, “Nurse Mo,” will close out the summit as the featured speaker.

Monique Doughty (RN, BSN), widely known as, “Nurse Mo,” will close out the summit as the featured speaker.

Lunch will be provided and attendees will be given complimentary head shots.

“The purpose of this event is to give nurses the courage to capture their dreams of becoming business owners and nurse leaders by equipping them with the confidence and knowledge needed to get started in the area of expertise desired,” said Jurnett-Lewis, explaining the purpose and mission for the conference.

Interesting, Jurnett-Lewis said that two business scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each will be given to one new business and one existing business.


SAVE THE DATE 

Powered Jurnett-Lewis’ Ideal Healthcare Services — her consulting firm for small business start-ups in the healthcare industry that was established in 2015 — this summit will offer a golden opportunity for nursing and aspiring nursing professional to reinforce their respective brand, network, and launch new services and, most of all, acquire the essential knowledge that would enable them to become a “boss,” according to a spokesperson for this event.

“This summit will inspire nurses and other healthcare professionals to go after their dreams of becoming entrepreneurs and leaders in their field,” said Jurnett-Lewis, whose Ideal Healthcare Services customarily offers business consulting for small business start-ups in the healthcare industry.

An accomplished registered nurse who’s also known as a motivational speaker and business consultant, Jurnett-Lewis is a best-selling author of the book, “Camouflage Series.”

To her credit, she earned mentions in Forbes Magazine in 2013 and 2014, and was named amongst the Top 50 Entrepreneurs of the Triangle and Top 300 Small Businesses of the South.


EARLY REGISTER HERE FOR THE SUMMIT: http://www.nursebosssummit.com/


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North Carolina businesswoman Tammy Jurnett-Lewis’ living out her dream as owner of Ideal Healthcare Services


For more information on Raleigh, North Carolina-area Businesswoman/Author Tammy Jurnett-Lewis, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 919-755-0019 or connect with her via social media at: (Facebook) www.facebook.com/nursebosssummit; (Instagram) www.instagram.com/nursebosssummit. Email her at: tammylewist@yahoo.com.


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Carolina bestselling author Eraina Tinnin’s passion for reading gives way to her gift as an accomplished writer


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14 NIV)


WONDERFULLY MADE IN GOD 

EIGHT ISN’T ENOUGH — Given the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years since she ceremoniously delved off into the ever-so-competitive industry of authorship, it’s safe to assume that Greensboro’s Eraina Tinnin’s best and brightest days as a writer are well ahead of her. Tinnin has contributed mightily to eight books to date.

Eight and counting.

For the record, that is the number of books accomplished Christian-based author Eraina Tinnin has written to date.
And, given the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years — particularly since she ceremoniously delved off into the ever-so-competitive industry of authorship — it’s safe to assume that Tinnin’s best and brightest days as a writer are well ahead of her.
“God gave me the vision to write this book in 2014,” Tinnin, during an interview this week with Making Headline News, said, recalling the book that jumpstarted her debut as a bestselling author.
The book to which Tinnin is alluding is spiritually-empowering written work entitled, “Becoming a Beautiful You: 100 Day Devotional,” which officially debuted in March 2015.

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A book that is comprised of 128 pages in length, Tinnin’s “Becoming A Beautiful You” is a daily devotional that helps women deal with a variety of strongholds, many of which customarily keep them from living the life they deserve, as mentioned in detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

A book that is comprised of 128 pages in length, Tinnin’s “Becoming A Beautiful You” is a daily devotional that helps women deal with a variety of strongholds, many of which customarily keep them from living the life they deserve, as mentioned in detailed introduction at Amazon.com.

“Women learn how to love themselves from the inside out and to see themselves as God sees them,” said an Amazon spokesperson for Tinnin’s ‘Becoming A Beautiful You.’ “By learning to overcome, with scriptural reference, such issues as fear, doubt, self-love and forgiveness, women will no longer have to live a life of defeat, but can begin to live a life of victory.”

For Tinnin, a native of Dayton, Ohio who resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, she’s been passionate about writing since the days of her youth, an awe-inspiring development that essentially was birthed largely because of her love for reading.


“I have been an avid reader since the age of four. So when God gave me the vision to write, I was surprised. I never thought of myself as an author. I heard God’s Voice. I listened and an author was born.” — Author Eraina Tinnin


And the rest, as they say, was history.

To Tinnin’s credit, in fact, she has composed seven books during a span of just under three years (or between 2017 and 2019).

Interestingly, she produced four books in 2017:

“Healing Toxic Habits” (co-authored)

“Affirmations & Antidotes That Remind Me” (co-authored)

“The Woman Behind The Mask: Identifying The Woman Hidden” (co-authored) and,

“You Are A Gift: A Teen Girl’s Guide to Self-Discovery.”

She then assembled two more books the ensuing year:

“Reflections: I Wish I’d Known: Stories of Hope for Women & Young Women”  (which is a compiler of this anthology) and,

“God Is Able” (co-authored).

This year, Tinnin witnessed the release of Book No. 8 when “I Know Me, I Love Me: 30-Day Journal” debuted.

Much to her delight, all of that writer’s block she once endured is all but a distant memory.

“I began writing the book in 2014,” said Tinnin, referring to her initial project. “I had writer’s block for months. Finally, I asked God what was I supposed to say, because in my mind, I was still an avid reader and not an author.”

As Tinnin had ultimately found out is that because she made her requests known unto God, her Creator subsequently provided her with some life-altering detailed instructions.

“He said it was to be a devotional,” Tinnin explained. “Shortly after, I was able to complete the book and it was published in March of 2015. “(I aspire) to help women overcome areas that may hinder them from being all God called them to be. They are areas that hindered me and with God. I was able to overcome and I’m in the process of being all God created me to be.”

For Tinnin, a native of Dayton, Ohio who resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, she’s been passionate about writing since the days of her youth, an awe-inspiring development that essentially was birthed because of her love for reading.

A “Becoming A Beautiful You” book that has garnered “nothing but positive feedback” — “I’ve received emails and messages about how much my book has blessed people who have read it,” Tinnin added — this East Coast-based author recalls vividly how one reader even deemed it essential to buy another copy for her sister.

Talk about having a massive, kingdom impact as a Christian-based author.

“I began writing the book in 2014,” said Tinnin, referring to her initial project. “I had writer’s block for months. Finally, I asked God what was I supposed to say, because in my mind, I was still an avid reader and not an author.”

“God created me to inspire, encourage, and empower via written word and through speaking,” said Tinnin, who announced the forthcoming release of her ninth book (an anthology entitled, “For The Good: From Tragedy To Triumph,” which will be published later this Fall). “This book has been very instrumental in my purpose.”

Not only that, given the immeasurable strides she’s made in recent years since she ceremoniously delved off into the ever-so-competitive industry of authorship, it’s safe to assume this writer’s best and brightest days as a writer are well ahead of her.


For more information on Greensboro, North Carolina-area Author Eraina Tinnin, to order her books or to schedule her for a book signing or speaking engagement, call 800.430.5436 or connect with her via social media at: (Instagram) www.instagram.com/eraina_beautifullybecoming; (Facebook) www.facebook.com/eraina.tinnin.  Email her at: eraina.tinnin@gmail.com.


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Is Oklahoma businessman Carlos Morrison the beard growth industry’s best kept secret?

DON’T FEAR DA BEARD 

MAKING MAJOR MOVES — Tulsa, Oklahoma entrepreneur Carlos Morrison ceremoniously launched Ebony Rise For Men in 2016, a credible product that was created primarily for men who struggle with beard growth and basic skin care regimes.

DALLAS — In case you don’t know him, Carlos Morrison would like to introduce himself.

A resident of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Morrison, 32, earlier this year was deemed a keynote entrepreneur through Black Upstart.
In addition, he was named Oklahoma 40-and-under 40 in Business & Marketing in 2018, during which he successfully created business profits for hundreds of individuals that same year.

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As if those notable accolades aren’t enough to turn heads, Morrison ceremoniously launched Ebony Rise For Men in 2016, a credible product that was created primarily for men who struggle with beard growth and basic skin care regimes.

Specifically created for ethnic men ages ranging in ages 18 to 65 — most notably those with coarse, curly, or oily facial hair — Morrison’s Ebony Rise For Men can customarily be applied virtually every day, thus growing consumers’ beard up to as much as two-to-four inches, as mentioned at https://ebonyriseformen.com/erlg.

Having joined Russell Brunson’s Inner Circle in 2015, Morrison told Making Headline News during a weekend interview that he deemed it especially necessary to start his own business, in large part because of numerous failed attempts to grow his beard.


“I created (Ebony Rise For Men), because I was unable to grow facial hair and, after becoming bald, I wanted something to keep up with my look,” said Morrison, whose fledging business venture is supported mightily by a gallery of supporters, most notably his wife, Chephon Morrison.


When all else failed, Carlos Morrison acknowledged, it was time he aggressively step out on faith by strategically executing the unlikely trend of, well…stepping out of faith.

Specifically created for ethnic men ages ranging in ages 18 to 65 — most notably those with coarse, curly, or oily facial hair — Morrison’s Ebony Rise For Men can customarily be applied virtually every day, thus growing consumers’ beard up to as much as two-to-four inches, as mentioned at https://ebonyriseformen.com/erlg.

Much to his delight, it wasn’t long thereafter that miraculously Morrison came up with a project that, to his credit, is making a strong case to have what this young entrepreneur hopes is a global impact.

It seems he’s well on his way to reaching such a milestone.

“I tried many products, but still struggled with patches and dryness,” Morrison, a licensed CDL Class A truck driver, explained.

Not to be outdone, though, this entrepreneurship guru had gone as far as to implement the essential result, a trend he didn’t shy away from until he reaped the favorable results he so desperately sought.


LET’S RISE UP

“(My products) have been used by individuals across the U.S. and in the Bahamas and Mexico,” Morrison said. “The purpose is to help men feel more confident and to help them take care of their beards the proper way with natural products manufactured in the U.S.”

“I looked up ingredients that would solve issues and formulated an oil with those ingredients that promoted hair growth,” Morrison, a former Marketing student at the University of Illinois at Springfield, recalled.

And the rest, as they say, was history.

When all else failed, Carlos Morrison acknowledged, it was time he aggressively step out on faith by strategically executing the unlikely trend of, well, stepping out of faith.

Fortunately for Morrison, Ebony Rise For Men has been on the rise for three years. And counting.

Interestingly, Morrison’s invention is steadily making its presence felt, particularly outside of the United States.

“(My products) have been used by individuals across the U.S. and in the Bahamas and Mexico,” Morrison said. “The purpose is to help men feel more confident and to help them take care of their beards the proper way with natural products manufactured in the U.S.

“I tried many products, but still struggled with patches and dryness,” Morrison, a licensed CDL Class A truck driver, explained.

“My goal is to inspire men of color who really needed a product designed specifically them that they can have a great routine that produces amazing results.”

To his credit, he’s doing just that, all the while having a constant global impact in the process.


For more information on Tulsa, Oklahoma-area Businessman Carlos Morrison of Ebony Rise For Men, connect with him via email at: myebonyrise@gmail.com. Also, following him on Instagram at: EbonyRiseOnline.


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Houston real estate extraordinaire Jacqueline Briscoe helping home buyers achieve the ‘American Dream’

NEW IMAGE, BIG DREAMS 

DESTINY STEPS — For Jacqueline Briscoe, a native of Houston, she has been afforded the golden opportunity of helping homebuyers achieve and savor the America dream for the past decade and-a-half as the catalyst for New Image Realty.

DALLAS — When Jacqueline Briscoe advanced her education at the University of Houston, she deemed it essential to declare Communications as her major.

But amongst the notable factors she had ultimately come to discover was that God had other strategic ideas on her behalf.
For Briscoe, it was an awe-inspiring endeavor, one that eventually had come wrapped up in the unique gift through real estate.
“I have always been a people person and an advocate for the underdog,” Briscoe told Making Headline News this week. “So to help people who never thought they could buy a home walk into their season and get the American dream of home ownership, I am so grateful to be a part of that to make their dreams come true.”
A native of Houston, Briscoe has been afforded the golden opportunity of helping home buyers achieve and savor the “America dream” for the past decade and-a-half as the catalyst for New Image Realty.

Located at 16770 Imperial Valley Drive in the greater Houston metropolitan area, Briscoe has evolved as fixture in what undoubtedly is one of the country’s most competitive professions.

In a nutshell, part of her mission as a thriving real estate profession is routinely going to great lengths to ensure that her clients can appropriately encounter the proverbial unthinkable.


“(I love to) help people who didn’t know it was possible to buy a home,” said Briscoe, introducing her longstanding mission as only she could. “(I love) to show people (that even though) you can be single, you might have always rented before, or you are a newlywed couple or had credit struggles, I can normally help them become homeowners.”


To her credit, her immeasurable track record is such that she’s aided a number home buyers defy arguably the greatest of odds, particularly when pressing and navigating their way through the sometimes dreaded home-buying process.

“We have a program whereby when people are buying a new home, I give back a portion of my commission so when you buy a new home you won’t have a house note for at least two months,” said Briscoe, referring to her company’s ‘First Month On Us’ program.

Interestingly, Briscoe’s keen entrepreneurship reputation is such that she’s become thoroughly committed to showing her clients that she has a heart for people.

“I am with you from start to finish,” Briscoe said. “I have a background as a former loan officer and credit restoration adviser.”

In addition, Briscoe has spent a considerable amount of time, working as a new home consultant for home builders, she acknowledged.

“So I have a full knowledge of the entire realm of the real estate industry,” Briscoe said, adding that her strategic, featured motto is “Walk into your season.”

Three dimensional render of a cartoon human figure, standing over a SOLD sign, with a home in the background.

For what it’s worth, this rising giant in the real estate industry is surely walking in the divine season for which God has created her.

So much for studying Communications at the U of H.

“Let me help you achieve the American Dream through home ownership,” said Briscoe, adding that arguably her greatest inspirations are: Miko Branch, CEO of Miss Jessie’s, and Shannon Battle, Founder and Director of Family Services of America.


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HOLDING IT DOWN — To her credit, Briscoe’s immeasurable track record is such that she’s aided homebuyers defy arguably the greatest of odds, particularly when pressing and navigating their way through the sometimes dreaded home-buying process.

Much to her delight, Briscoe will make a few public appearances in the foreseeable future, during which she will continue to educate the masses on home buying opportunities.

“Remember, a credit (score) as low as 580 and two months no of house payment,” Briscoe said.

Sounding very much like the authentic real estate professional for which she is widely known.


For more information about Houston-area Businesswoman Jacqueline Briscoe of New Image Realty, or to schedule her for a public appearance, connect with her via Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/jacqueline.briscoe.96. Also, send email to: jackiebriscoe24@yahoo.com.


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